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Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies

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Chewy, monster-sized oatmeal cookies stuffed with nuts and chocolate chips, enhanced with a hint of cinnamon.

Makes about 36

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups butter (at room temperature)
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1-1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups sweetened flake coconut
2 cups chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in bowl. In 8-quart bowl, beat butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy, 1 minute. Gradually beat in sugars; beat to combine, 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Beat in vanilla extract. Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Add chocolate chips, oats, coconut and pecans. For each cookie, drop 1/4 cup dough onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing 3 inches apart. Bake for 17 to 19 minutes, until edges are lightly browned; rotate sheets halfway through. Remove cookies from rack to cool. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

NOTE: For 6 dozen (72) smaller cookies, use 2 tablespoons dough for each. Bake at 350 F for 15 to 18 minutes.

Note: As seen on "Good Morning America."

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Reviews of Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies:

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  A cookie baker  Dec 25, 2013
Would make this again.
These cookies are amazing. Unlike other cookies, they are not done when they are no longer shiny. As the recipes says, bake them until lightly brown. 4 stars

   Dec 23, 2013
Would make this again.
These are the best cookies ever! I make them all of the time. As a yellow-dog Democrat, they\\\'re not quite great enough to turn me in to a Republican...but darn close. We love you Laura Bush :)! 5 stars

  ResaMay in Wichita Falls,Texas  Dec 20, 2013
Would make this again.
My daughter made these and they were simply the best cookie I have ever eaten bar none !!!!!Thank You Laura Bush 5 stars

  Deborah in FL  Dec 18, 2013
Would make this again.
Best cookies in the world! Thank you Laura Bush. 5 stars

  Sue in Florida  Dec 17, 2013
Would make this again.
We like cookies with lots of stuff in them. These are
gigantic and delicious!
4 stars

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